The collection will “remix” a few of Ubisoft’s finest recognized characters.
Netflix has introduced Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix, an grownup animated collection that is one in every of two initiatives within the works impressed by Ubisoft’s Far Cry online game collection. Captain Laserhawk is a derivative from the third installment’s Blood Dragon growth, which noticed Michael Biehn voice Sergeant Rex “Energy” Colt in a tribute to Nineteen Eighties style cinema.
Adi Shankar, no stranger to Netflix’s animated output having spearheaded all 4 seasons of Castlevania, is credited as creator and government producer, with Ubisoft’s Hélène Juguet, Hugo Revon, and Gérard Guillemot moreover listed on the producorial facet of issues, with animation studio Bobbypills having been concerned since 2019.
Captain Laserhawk will run for six episodes, and have the alter egos of well-known Ubisoft characters in a homage and pastiche of 90s actioners this time round. The Far Cry franchise has bought over 60 million models up to now, and the subsequent predominant entry arrives in October with Giancarlo Esposito because the villain.
Shankar provided up some Captain Laserhawk particulars on the Netflix Geeked Week occasion following the reveal, and it sounds wild. Set in a parallel universe the place the rise of automated labor within the Nineteen Fifties rendered the vast majority of residents unemployed, the world’s largest tech firm Eden gives fundamental earnings assist but additionally manipulates the inhabitants by means of mass surveillance and abuse of energy. Cybernetically enhanced soldier Dolph Laserhawk is a part of the Eden military, however he’s planning a significant heist so he can escape together with his boyfriend.
No official launch date has been introduced as of but, however It’s the most recent in an extended line of collaborations between Netflix and Ubisoft, which features a correct Far Cry anime adaptation, as well as the animated Splinter Cell that’s being overseen by John Wick’s Derek Kolstad, whereas a live-action episodic spin on Murderer’s Creed can be within the works. The streamer beforehand acquired the rights to The Division, the characteristic size adaptation of the Tom Clancy recreation that’s set to be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain within the lead roles, on prime of Rob Letterman signing on to tackle Past Good & Evil final 12 months, so it’s all methods go for console-to-screen translations.
Watch the announcement video for Captain Laserhawk under.
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